Norfolk Family Physical Therapy

Our Staff

Emily Afrank, Physical Therapist
Education:
Bachelor of Science, Wayne State College

Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Areas of Expertise:
Pediatrics
Women’s Health and Breast Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Parkinson
Wheelchair Fitting

Personal:
Emily’s favorite part of her job is building relationships with her patients and their families. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 kids  and being involved in the community.

Sara Czarnick, Physical Therapy Assistant 

Education:
Associates of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant, Northeast Community College

Areas of Expertise:
Outpatient
Orthopedics Pediatrics

Personal:
Sara grew up on a farm outside of small town Silver Creek, NE. Growing up she knew she wanted to pursue a job where she could help others overcome obstacles and get back to where they wanted to be, as she herself has had to overcome an injury. Sara enjoys golfing, going to concerts, being outdoors, and watching sports. Sara is eager to continue to grow and challenge herself in her career to further help patient’s in need.

Michaela Wurdinger, Physical Therapist Assistant

Education:
Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Coaching,  Wayne State College

Associates of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant and License in Physical Therapist Assistant, Northeast Community College

Licensed Emergency Medical Technician – Basic

Certified Personal Trainer from National Strength and Conditioning Association

Areas of Expertise:
Outpatient
Orthopedics
Sports Injuries
Sports Conditioning

Personal:
Michaela grew up in Fremont, NE and has stayed active with fitness and sports throughout her life.  She enjoys spending time with her two daughters and her two dogs.  She loves the outdoors and enjoys a challenging workout, hike, bike ride, or house project.

 Lisa Werner, Physical Therapist Assistant

Education:
Associate of Arts Degree Physical Therapist Assistant, Associate of Applied Science Degree

Areas of Expertise:  Geriatrics
Inpatient
Outpatient rehab
Skilled nursing

Personal: 
Lisa grew up in the Tilden area.  Lisa and her husband, Marty, live on a farm near Meadow Grove with their four children.  They enjoy spending time with family and friends, sports, being outdoors, camping and boating.

Katelyn Leming, Occupational Therapist

Education:
Bachelor of Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Masters of Occupational Therapy, Nebraska Methodist College

Areas of Expertise: 
Pediatrics
LSVT BIG Certified

Personal: 
Katelyn is from Omaha Nebraska, and recently moved to Norfolk. She enjoys working with individuals across the entire lifespan.  In her free time she loves spending time with her niece & nephew. She also enjoys spending time outside going for walks or on bike rides.

Halle Hart, Physical Therapist

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Midland University

Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Areas of Expertise: 
Orthopedic care
Pelvic floor

Personal: 
Halle grew up on a farm outside of Tilden, Nebraska. She now resides in Tilden with her husband and two sons. She enjoys watching sports, spending time outdoors, gardening, and cooking.

Morgan Stover, Occupational Therapist 

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Concordia University

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, University of South Dakota

Areas of Expertise:
Pediatrics
Outpatient Rehab Certified Lymphedema Therapist
SOS Approach to Feeding Certified Rhythmic Movement Training Certified

Personal:
Morgan grew up in Columbus, NE. She moved to Norfolk in 2018 and resides here with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside, riding horses, spending time with her family, camping, and walking her dog.

Chance Boesch, Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer

Education:
Bachelors degree in Athletic Training from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Areas of Expertise: Orthopedics
Athletics
Geriatrics

Personal:
I live in Humphrey with my wife and 2 kids. I enjoy working out, DIY house projects, and automotive hobbies

Angela Kruid, Speech-Language Pathologist

Education: 
Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Areas of Expertise:
Pediatrics
Dysphagia
Parkinson’s
Neurological Rehabilitation
Geriatrics

Personal:
In her spare time, Angela enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, gardening, reading, and traveling.

Blaire Hochstein, Office Manager

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Rehab Studies

Personal: 
Blaire grew up in Madison, Nebraska. In her free time she enjoys golfing with her husband and spending her weekends with family and friends on her farm in Spencer, Nebraska.

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